Museum Search & Reference announces the national search for the Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) in Fitchburg, MA.

FAM seeks a Director for its healthy, growing, AAM-accredited art museum. The Director will lead an institution with an $800K budget, $18M endowment, no debt, a supportive board, and 6 full-time and 5 part-time staff. The Director must bring the energy and track record to lead, inspire, and motivate staff; engage volunteers and an active 27-person Board; manage a 40,000-square-foot facility with 3 connected buildings, located 40 miles NW of Boston. Visit Fitchburg Art Museum.


Job Responsibilities 


  • Bring vision and creativity to lead FAM forward to the next level of fulfilling its education mission for an expanded audience.
  • Advance collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach.
  • Expand FAM’s audiences and reputation from North Central MA to Boston area and beyond.
  • Oversee staff, operations, finances, and physical plant.

Job Requirements 

  • M.A. in Art History, Museum Studies, M.F.A., M.B.A., or related degree.
  • 5+ years of museum-management experience, preferably in an art museum.
  • Successful track record in staff supervision, strategic-planning, project implementation, fundraising, and working with a Board.
  • Proven ability to plan/implement development programs; organize fundraising and capital campaigns; and augment endowments.
  • Track record of making successful fundraising calls on individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Strong museum network.

Fitchburg is a city of 40,000 with universities, beautiful architecture, rolling hills, and nearby mountains – set on the Nashua river, located a train ride or an hour’s drive to Boston (Boston).

Please let us know about your nominations or your own interest in this excellent job.  Thank you.

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